Manitoba farmers struggling with wet conditions this year will have a few more days to plant soybeans while still receiving full crop insurance coverage through the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). A permanent extension to the AgriInsurance seeding deadlines for soybeans was announced by Manitoba Agriculture and MASC on May 20. The deadline for full… Read More

As the wet spring continues in Manitoba, growers are looking for ways to get their crops planted as fast as possible. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has been getting plenty of questions on whether broadcast seeding wheat is an alternative for growers as the calendar turns toward June. In this video, he says broadcasting wheat seed… Read More

Perhaps the only area of Canada really rolling full steam ahead on seeding or planting is southern Alberta, and that’s not because conditions are great — it’s just extremely dry. In Ontario, a slow start to the spring warm up and some wetter conditions have kept farmers from really getting going until just this weekend… Read More

Great Plains is expanding the capacity and efficiency of its BD7600 box drill lineup with the addition of a 50-foot model. Two years after the initial roll-out of the BD7600, the company is now offering its largest model size with several enhancements, including hydraulic drive with DrillCommand capabilities, an exclusive metering system, and a durable, field-tested design. Now… Read More

Growers can look for greater capacity and productivity from the new 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter from Case IH. The company unveiled the new split-row configuration of the planter last week at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. With the arrival of the 2150S, Case IH has boosted planting capacity thanks to a 525-gallon fertilizer tank —… Read More

When it comes to increasing soybean yield, University of Illinois plant physiology professor Fred Below has two words of advice — plant early. In his presentation earlier this month at the Ontario Agricultural Conference, Below shared data from eight years of trials that show growers in Illinois lose almost half a bushel (0.47 bu/ac) for every day… Read More

Cover crops deliver significant soil health and ground cover benefits, but they can often cause spring headaches when growers fail to kill them off in advance of corn and soybean planting. In this video report from Ontario Diagnostic Days 2021, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soil management specialists Anne Verhallen and Jake… Read More

 

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